Since the beginning of time, humans have endeavored to be younger, more beautiful, and more athletic. But lately, there has been a shift toward being smarter, more alert, and earning more money instead. It’s possible some of that is due to the movies where the detective takes some secret smart drugs, or nootropics as they known scientifically, and then goes on to solve nearly impossible cases using sheer brain power.
There Are Many Ways To Increase Your Intelligence
Starting with your diet, you need to cut back on the refined sugar, even the sugar that is baked into bread and pastries. Next, you should add lots of lean protein since your body will digest that slowly and it won’t create insulin spikes or droughts. Plus, cold water fish has lots of Omega 3 fatty acids that do slightly increase brain power, reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s, and it cleans some of the plaque in the blood vessels resulting in better circulation in the brain and heart.
Every day should start with a high fiber, low sugar, breakfast like oatmeal with some quality fresh fruits and maybe some nuts. Nuts are an excellent food for the brain because of their balance of fiber, fat, and complex carbohydrates.
The next best thing to do is exercise every day, vigorously, for at least 30 minutes. If you have to split it up, that won’t matter but what it does is get your blood flowing, insulin pumping, clears out the cobwebs and gives you lasting energy while increasing longevity.
Now That You Have The Day Started Right, What Should You Take?
You’ll see many herbal nootropics on the market that consist mostly of stimulants like caffeine and other natural ingredients. Don’t pay a lot of money for them since you can drink coffee and get the same results. Caffeine is considered helpful as a smart drug; it does increase alertness, focus, and several other valuable things. However, it can brutally drop you off a cliff after several hours so be aware of your doses and the fact that it won’t keep working past a certain point.
Another good nootropic is called Noopept that was developed in Russia to help their military and other government branches. It turned out to be quite effective at increasing cognitive function and is much stronger than many of the other nootropics on the market. While it is classified as a racetam, a group of nootropics, it’s technically not. Here are some other alternatives to noopept if that happens to be banned where you live.
Piracetam is a racetam and was one of the original drugs that were developed in that family. It was designed in Belgium and has become one of the most popular nootropics on the market. It’s been studied heavily and is still not entirely understood but is thought to improve cognition by influencing the AMPA receptors. It increases blood flow to the brain along with oxygen as well. Right now it’s legal in the UK but not in the United States. Lots of college student swear by its effectiveness, and it’s quite popular among them.
Aniracetam is another attractive alternative to noopept and is considered to be stronger and more powerful than most. It improves mood, memory, focus, and alertness as well. It is being investigated for use in several neurodegenerative disorders and may at some future date be prescribed for those. It’s available by prescription in Europe but not in the US at this time.
If you’re thinking of taking nootropics to increase your intelligence or alertness, there is a lot to learn. Some things work well for some people and not others, so you have to try some methods and keep records. There are lots of forums to read where the other posters aren’t trying to sell you something, and that’s probably the best place to start your education in the world of nootropics or smart drugs.